Looking for some books to read with your preschooler to celebrate the Fourth of July? We’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we will share a list of our favorite Fourth of July books for preschoolers.
These books are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, and they will help teach them about the history and meaning behind Independence Day. So grab a book and get ready to celebrate!
Fourth of July Books for Preschoolers
One of the best things about summer is spending time with family, and what better way to do that than by reading together?
Here are some Fourth of July-themed books that are perfect for preschoolers.
Whether you're looking for something to read on Independence Day or just want to get into the patriotic spirit, these books are sure to entertain.
So gather up your little ones and dive into a good book!
It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks.
Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show.
The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!
Daniel Tiger and his family are going to see a special fireworks show on Jungle Beach!
At first, Daniel is scared of how loud the fireworks are, but when Daniel holds his little sister’s hand, he feels better.
This sweet storybook about a first experience is sure to be a hit with Daniel Tiger fans!
For every little fun of 4th of July, we designed a colorful counting book.
Inside this book you'll find some exercises created especially for kids age 2-5, such as counting flags or barbecues.
Every page is full of colored illustrations and answers to each exercise on the other side.
Today is the 4th of July, and Corduroy and his friends are having a fun-filled picnic.
They eat tasty treats and play games in the hot summer sun. Then it’s time to cool down with a dip in the pool. Next they take part in an Independence Day parade!
Scruffy Pup bangs the drum, Checkerboard Bunny plays the flute, and Corduroy carries the American flag.
Once it’s dark outside, the friends gather to watch an amazing fireworks display.
Featuring everything from adorable firecrackers to sweet apple pies, You’re My Little Firecracker is a festive story that celebrates the love between a parent and child.
Each colorful spread features a sweet, rhyming sentiment paired with a die-cut shape that adds depth and interest.
With chunky pages for little hands and endearing text, this board book is the perfect read for the Fourth of July or any time of the year!
My First Independence Day ABC Picture Book for children is especially designed for babies and toddlers as they discover the 4th of July.
A fun July 4th gift, they will enjoy looking at the colorful pictures while learning new vocabulary and exploring Independence Day traditions and whimsy.
This book is full of 4th of July symbols: American, flags, balloons, stars, food, and so on and so forth.
All you need to do is find the one thing that matches to given letter, then turn the page and see whether you’ve chosen correctly!
It's the Fourth of July! Parent and child eagles celebrate America's birthday.
Join the pair as they spend the day surrounded by the red, white and blue.
Along the way, take in a parade, view historical paintings and statues, hit the beach, and enjoy great food at a picnic and barbecue, topping off the day with a colorful fireworks display!
The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade.
But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.
Heartfelt and humorous questions ponder all of the things that America might be about-the flag, the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty.
Readers quickly learn that America is about more than symbols and monuments.
It's a land of freedom and democracy where dreams come true.
Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!
It is the Fourth of July and there is going to be a parade today.
Nanny gets out Eloise’s special Fourth of July outfit.
She is going to wear a blue dress, white shoes, and a red bow.
Of course nanny has her hands full for Eloise very much gets into the spirit of the parade.
This patriotic picture book is perfect for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Election Day, or any day you want to share with your child what it means to be an American.
After all, Fourth of July isn't the only time to celebrate what makes America special!
• Download this free cut and paste Pledge of Allegiance words printable for your kids. They’ll work on fine motor skills while memorizing the Pledge.
• Entertain your kiddos with these fun printable patriotic games for kids! These are great for road trips and hot summer afternoons!
• Sensory play is a crucial part of child development. This patriotic playdough sensory kit encourages imaginative play and language development, while developing fine motor skills and building nerve connections in the brain. But most importantly, it’s fun!
• Kids will love these handmade, 4th of July themed play dough party favors. Kick off Fourth of July with this cute, lightly scented set! Sensory play doh is the perfect gift for boys and girls alike!
PATRIOTIC MOVIES FOR KIDS
I love incorporating videos into our lessons and activities whenever possible. They’re a great way to break from the books and worksheets that typically fill our lessons.
I also save them for rainy days or sick days that may crop up during the unit. Here are a few fun ideas for kids:
• This is America, Charlie Brown – From the voyage of the Mayflower to the bold exploration of outer space, join the Peanuts gang as they take you on a timeless journey through American history!
• Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero – A stray dog joins his master on the battlefields of World War I in this fact-based animated story.
• We Sign Patriotic Songs – Features American Patriotic songs that are not only sung, but are also performed with American Sign Language, ASL.
We hope you and your little one enjoy these Fourth of July books as much as we do! Be sure to let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below. Happy reading!